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World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group D
  • 2nd Half
  • Serbia
  • Wales
  • Matic
    90'
  • VokesLawrence
    85'
  • Mitrovic
    73'
  • EdwardsHuws
    73'
  • Richards
    69'
  • KosticPrijovic
    66'
  • MilivojevicGudelj
    63'
  • Allen
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • Serbia
  • Wales
  • Milivojevic
    35'
  • Ramsey (P)
    35'
  • Stojkovic
    33'
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World Cup Qualification UEFA - 12 June 2017

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21:41 

So, we're done - enjoy the rest of your weekend.

21:39 

That's a fair result for both teams. Serbia stay top of the group, while Wales have their hardest fixture out of the way and are still in touch in third.

21:39

Full-time: Serbia 1-1 Wales

90+1' 

Matic is booked for a foul on Lawrence, pulling him back as he broke.

90+1' 

There shall be three added minutes.

90'

Rukavina crosses from the right and Hennssey starts to come then changes his mind, such that when Mitrovic heads, he's right on his heels. To his relief, the ball scoots wide.

89' 

Lawrence hares forwards at inside-left, and when he's eventually crowded out the ball drops to Davies who's done very well to keep up. He shoots first time, but gets right underneath his effort, and it zooms over the bar.

87' 

Ramsey manages to reach the ball ahead of Ivanovic, but can only poke it into the path of Kolarov who, 25 yards out, looks to apply the hammer. Instead, he drags a shot wide.

85'

Lawerence replaces Vokes.

84' 

Wales kill a couple of minutes shepherding Serbia from side to side; they're nearly there. Well nearly there in that they'll need to win their remaining games and hope.

81' 

Prijovic clips a ball into Mitrovic, who controls on his chest and then from outside the box attempts an overhead shotl the ball sails wide.

80' 

Huge chance for Wales! Allen runs at the Serbia defence and just outside the box, right of centre, he flicks a pass into the space ahead, AND RAMSEY IS IN! But instead of going across goal with his laces, he flicks with the outside of his foot and Stojkovic blocks easily. That was such an opportunity.

79' 

Serbia are pushing for the winner that would take them very close, but after a long cross seeking Tadic is headed weakly clear, Gudelj slices a volley miles from anywhere.

77' 

Tell you what, Mitrovic knows how to celebrate a goal - his buzz took him over the hoarding and all the way around the goal, while the stands were illuminated with flares.

75' 

Two subs combining, well done Slavoljub Muslin.

73'

GOAL! Serbia 1-1 Wales (Mitrovic) Just as Wales were looking comfy, they concede! Gadelj slips a clever low pass into the box for Prijovic, who takes a touch and then, just when looks to have lost possession, backheels into the path of Mitrovic. His finish, punched low inside the near post, is exemplary.

72'

Change for Wales: Huws replaces Edwards.

71' 

Ramsey wins a corner off Matic which he takes himself, swinging it towards the back post where Allen runs onto it and rams a low shot that's deflected behind for another corner. It comes to nothing.

70'

Wales have Serbia pinned in their own half, so Richards takes the opportunity to waste some tie; he's booked.

69' 
66'

Strange change from Serbia: Prijovic replaces the dangerous Kostic. I am certain Chris Gunter will be pleased by this development.

64' 

Tadic finds Gudelj, 25 yards out, and with an assortment of options he opts to shoot, carving high over the bar. Wales will take that.

63'

Gudelj replaces Milivojevic.

61' 

Risky but superb from Allen, sliding in to prevent Kostic getting on the ball at the expense of a corner. Kostic seems to have a little kick at him, and the corner comes to nothing.

60'

Ledley's delivery it good too, picking out Vokes on the far side of the six-yard box ... he heads just over the top.

59' 

Ramsey spots some space in front of the Serbia defence and breaks into it, switching the ball out wide to Gunther. His cross, to the back post, is aimed at Richards, who wins a corner off Vukovic.

57'

Tadic is over the free-kick, 25 yards out, right of centre, and he curls an excellent effort over the wall which dips just over the angle.

56'

Allen, who has somehow avoided a caution for his hair, slides in on Kostic after Edwards has missed with a similar challenge. He's booked and will miss Wales' next game.

55' 

Vokes picks up the ball deep and piles forward 40 yards. Nothing comes of it, but his defenders will appreciate the respite.

53' 

On the ball outside the Wales box, Matic suddenly steps on the gas, swaying by Allen and Chester before throwing himself to the ground. He beseeches the ref for penalty; the ref is having no such thing.

52' 

Wales venture forward and Ramsey holds the ball up down the left, but with Vokes in the middle he instead looks for Edwards at the back post, finding touch instead.

49' 

Tadic tries a cross with Gunter and Allen blocking his route to the middle; the ball eventually cracks Gunter's arm, as he looks the other way. The home crowd and bench go absolutely nuts for penalty, but the ref is having none of it, which seems faor enough to me.

48' 

Kostic, who's coming on a good game, against finds space close to the by-line, but this time Williams blocks his low cross behind. The corner then comes to nothing.

47' 

It's worth noting that dominant though Serbia were, Hennessey has yet to make a serious save.

46' 

Immediately, Kolarov finds Kostic, who slings over a brilliant cross that Hennessey does very well to prang clear.

46'

Away we go!

20:51 

Back come the players. It really is remarkable that two Serbians made such silly decisions consecutively, but here we are,

20:46 
 

Well, Serbia have been the better side, are the better side, except they haven't and they aren't because they're losing. Can Wales hang on? We'll see in 15 minutes.

20:37

Half-time: Serbia 0-1 Wales

45+1' 

Vukovic slides a ball inside Gunther for Kolarov. The cut-back is intended to give Mitrovic a tap-in, but Chester's timely intervention sees the ball away.

45' 

There shall be one added minute.

44' 
42' 

Serbia win a free-kick just outside the box, left-hand side, and Kolarov curls an effort directly into Vokes' phizog. There's a break while he receives treatment.

41' 

The game is back into pattern: Wales sit back, Serbia probe.

39' 

Another lovely ball in from Ivanovic, curled over from the right, and again Mitrovic is there, but this time he headd wide.

38' 

At which point, I wonder if old Stojkovic might hear some opinions - he had no business giving away that free-kick in the first place.

37' 

The away end is absolutely going for it now. Can Wales hold on until half-time?

36'

GOAL! Serbia 0-1 Wales (Ramsey pen) Stojkovic dives right and Ramsey chips beautifully into the opposite side-netting! The cat is pigeoned!

34'

PENALTY TO WALES! OH MY! Ledley dinks the free-kick into the box, Milivojevic tugs Vokes back for no reason - the ball was behind him - and the ref points to the spot, then books the perpetrator!

33'

A long ball draws Stojkovic out of his goal, but Ramsey first worries and then robs him, so the keeper brings him down just by the join of box and by-line; he's booked.

32' 

Ramsey, who could do with getting involved in things, finds Richards down the left. He tosses in a cross looking for Ledley, but Ivanovic is up to head clear.

30'

It's starting to come for Serbia. Rukavina crosses from the right and Mitrovic is up all alone, but can only manage to head back across goal and plenty wide.

29' 

Lovely ball from Ivanovic, lifted over the top from centre to left by Ivanovic! And Mitrovic is away from Chester, but on the dive, can't quite guide it goalwards.

27' 

Rukavina's gotta bitta pace, and he burns up Richards then directs a sizzling low corss between Davies' legs. Sliding in towards his own goal, Williams can't reach it, but neither can Mitrovic and Gunter clears.

26' 

Ivanovic has the ball and has space, so naturally decides to shoot from 35 yards because that's what he does, right? You can imagine.

25' 

Davies brings the ball forward and finds Richards, who crosses ... Nastasic heads clear and Serbia break. But by the time Tadic crosses, Davies is back to head clear. He's having a decent night so far.

23' 

Milivojevic sends Kostic chasing down the left, but Allen and Richards combine well to avert the danger. It's all Serbia now, but in the gentlest of ways.

20' 

Very little going on here, but then Tadic finds space down the left and pulls back, forcing Williams to concede a corner. Two men stand behind it because why not, the ball goes behind again, and this time Mitrovic looks primed to take a ride on Vukovic's back, but the ball comes nowhere near them and Wales clear their lines.

17' 

Different game, granted, but no less magnificent for that.

15' 

Gunter stretches down the right and tries to nip around Vukovic, anticipating contact as he goes down. The ref says no foul, and there follows quite some disappointment.

14' 

Neither side can get much going so far. Wales will be satisfied with that.

12' 

Rukavina jumps into the back of Edwards, giving Wales a chance to put a ball into the box. Ramsey will try, curling towards the far post, but overhits his effort which drifts tamely behind.

10' 

Good run down the left from Kostic, past Richards and crossing for Mitrovic in the middle of the box ... Williams has lost him, but Davies does well to head clear.

9' 

Not very hospitable of them.

8' 

Serbia have started without the fury I expected. But her comes Kostic driving at the heart of the Wales defence, only for Chester to block him off.

6' 

Bit of possession for Serbia, but Allen is in quickly to challenge and Wales quickly hump downfield. This is now a good start for Wales.

5' 

For now at least, Ramsey and Edwards are both pushing on.

3'

Wales are pushing on - I didn't expect that - and Gunter forces a corner down the right. Ledley mooches over to take it, and curls in a decent one, which Edwards runs into, heading just wide.

2' 

Edwards goes down the left and slings over a cross, but it's easy for Stojkovic to claim.

1'

Aaaaand we're off!

19:46 

The Serbians all go for their anthem, and the ground is absolutely rammed.

19:44 

It's arms around for the anthem on the Wales bench. Pretty sure football coped well for 125 years without that.

19:42 

Dean Saunders reckons two weeks without football and you lose your sharpness, so is concerned that Wales have been relaxing. He draws a comparison with Ireland, who've played friendlies and were strong in the last 20 this afternoon.

19:41 
19:39 

MAKES YOU THINK!

19:33 

Looking at that Serbia team, it's impossible to escape the impression that Wales are big trouble.

19:29 

By the look of things, he's playing close to Vokes tonight; I wonder if that's the best use of him. On the one hand, he's close to goal, and as easily the best player in this side, that's what they need. But on the other, he's good with space in front of him.

19:28 

Aaron Ramsey thinks this is a massive game. More news as I get it.

19:20 

Chris Coleman says that Wales can't afford to lose tonight; I'd agree. Can they manage it without Gareth Bale?

19:07 

As Theresa May would say, "I'm clear:" TogetherStronger means nothing. "I'm clear:" on the other hand.

19:02 
19:00 
18:59 

Teams, so. Serbia with the no frills approach.

18:57 

Evening all, and welcome to a huge game. It always was, but a draw in the Ireland-Austria scuffle presents an opportunity for both sides. If Serbia can win, they'll be strong favourites to qualify as group winners; if Wales can win, it's going to be a thriller of a denouement.